All articles by Esther Oxford – Page 4

  • Andy Williams

    NHS Digital chief to retire


    NHS Digital chief executive Andy Williams has announced he will retire in March next year.

  • Marianne Griffiths
    HSJ Local

    Leaders of outstanding trust to take over special measures neighbour


    Western Sussex FT leaders to take charge of Brighton and Sussex trust Arrangement is “not a merger” says Brighton chief executive Trusts “will continue to operate as two separate organisations” NHS Improvement sets up “improvement oversight group” The chief executive and chair of Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust ...

  • Peter Carter
    HSJ Local

    Former RCN chief appointed chair of troubled trust


    The former chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, Peter Carter, has been appointed interim chair at Medway Foundation Trust.

  • Brighton
    HSJ Local

    Leadership shake-up at 'inadequate' CCG


    Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed a new chair and new chief accountable officer.

  • Keyboard

    Hacked trust faces criticism over handling of worst cyber attack on NHS


    Northern Lincolnshire criticised for not using NHS Digital’s cyber security expert team Central team yet to arrive on site as trust opts for private firm to support them manage virus News follows significant concerns being raised that virus could spread The hospital trust at the centre of the ...

  • Man using computer

    Exclusive: Computer attack could hit more hospitals, officials warn


    Trusts around the country are warned over spread, after most disruptive cyber attack on an NHS trust NHS Digital warns trusts of “potential threat to your organisation” Senior source warns trusts are at risk of “going down with same virus” National officials have issued a warning to ...

  • ambulance
    HSJ Local

    Company 'disappointed' to give up patient transport contract after seven months


    Coperforma, the company which is handing back its Sussex patient transport contract, has said it is “disappointed” but has not commented on a critical inspection report.

  • Ambulance
    HSJ Local

    Updated: Patient transport firm to relinquish contract after CQC concerns


    An independent patient transport provider is to hand back a £63m contract to the NHS, as it was revealed the Care Quality Commission has served six improvement notices on it.

  • St George’s Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Major teaching trust placed in special measures


    St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust rated inadequate Inspectors find several buildings not fit for purpose Chair blames “very poor board and senior management decisions in the past” for many of the problems Discussions have taken place over “informal buddy relationship” to support the trust St George’s University ...

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    NHS Digital says it has completed steps to fix data breaches


    NHS Digital now able to “respect each individual’s wishes about whether their data can be shared” Data from confidential medical records is still being disseminated without patient’s knowledge Information Commissioner’s Office yet to formally decide if NHS Digital has met its undertakings NHS Digital says it has “met ...

  • John Adler
    HSJ Local

    Chief executive accuses trusts of poaching patients


    University Hospitals Leicester chief executive says trusts in the South East are “offering to do clinics for nothing” Criticises consultants for referring “almost a quarter” of patients in catchment area to “providers in the South East” Calls on NHS England to establish referral pathways in line with its recommendations ...

  • Police
    HSJ Local

    Mental health trust apologises over killings linked to patients


    A mental health trust has apologised to families after a critical review of 10 killings found that it underestimated the risks posed by some of its patients.

  • Premature baby

    Trusts offered incentives to improve maternity safety


    Insurance premiums to be linked to maternity service performance Up to £40,000 available for each trust for maternity training Trusts will be asked to commit to steps to improve safety Trusts that demonstrate better outcomes in maternity care will be rewarded with reductions in the premiums they pay ...

  • Prison
    HSJ Local

    Senior CCG leader jailed for £145,000 fraud


    Nearly £145,000 taken from Bromley CCG through fraud Noel Morrow signed off cheques to his own companies Fraud uncovered after invoices were submitted on behalf of a discharged patient A senior commissioner who defrauded Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group of nearly £145,000 has been jailed for two years and ...

  • Kingston upon Thames
    HSJ Local

    London CCGs to share accountable officer


    Commissioning chiefs in south west London are proposing to share an accountable officer in a bid to streamline decision-making and cut costs.

  • Information through technology

    Former DH director joins Google artificial intelligence company


    A former senior director at the Department of Health has joined DeepMind, the artificial intelligence company known for its data sharing work with the Royal Free London Foundation Trust.

  • Home_Office
    HSJ Local

    Home Office 'very keen' for patients to prove right to NHS care


    Trust proposes compulsory requirement that maternity patients prove their right to NHS care Revised national guidance “is likely to advocate routine presentation of proof of identity and eligibility” Board papers suggest new legislation will “incorporate charging for A&E and ambulance services” if patients have no proof of eligibility St ...

  • X ray
    HSJ Local

    Trust's radiology information system crashes for nine days


    System crash meant patients had to attend clinics without their imaging report Board papers said the trust had “plans to give notice” on the contract Trust says patient care was “not compromised” by the system failure A trust has said it has no plans to pull out of ...

  • Ambulance
    HSJ Local

    CCG steps in to pay owed wages in patient transport debacle


    CCG pays wages owed to former NHS patient transport service staff Commisioner says it intends to claw fees back from Coperforma, which disputes the issue Some improvement in performance in recent months A clinical commissioning group has paid the wages owed to the staff of a patient transport ...

  • Colm Donaghy
    HSJ Local

    Trust chief executive to retire next year


    The chief executive of Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, Colm Donaghy, has announced he will retire in March next year.